Current Performance Indicators August 2014
The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with August 2014 data. The current performance tool is available here
Aviation Activity Report: August 2014
The August Airport Activity Report is now available here
Improving Road Safety: Ministry of Transportation
Province Introducing New Legislation to Make Ontario’s Roads Safe
Ontario is introducing legislation that, if passed, would help keep the province's roads among the safest in North America by reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. See news release here
Ebola Industry Update
In an effort to keep abreast of the latest resources, we are sharing with you information on Ebola, its symptoms, and the measures you can take to be better prepared. Resources are available here
, with guidance on how to identify an infected individual and what to do if you believe you may have been exposed. We also encourage you to access the materials provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which has been the authoritative voice on this issue.
• CDC on Ebola
• CDC Ebola Q&A
• CDC Ebola Prevention
• The White House on its response
The World Health Organization (WHO) has also released information on general public safety, preparedness and other information, available here.
Toronto Ranks in Top 10 Best Cities to Visit
The results are in. Lonely Planet’s experts have decided on the best cities to visit this year. Some are criminally underrated, others are popping the champagne for special events, but these cities are all unmissable in 2015. Read more here
Keeping Ontarians Safe from Carbon Monoxide
CO Alarms Now Mandatory in All Homes
Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. Read news release here.
David Goldstein Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Tourism Commission
The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), today announced the appointment of David Goldstein as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), effective December 1, 2014.
Mr. Goldstein is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), which is the only national trade association representing large and small travel and tourism enterprises. In this capacity, Mr. Goldstein was one of the key architects of the Federal Tourism Strategy with Industry Canada. Read more here.
2014 Election: Voting information for Greater Toronto Area
Advance voting polls are now open, and Vote 2014 takes place on Monday, October 27 across the Greater Toronto Area Municipalities. Click on your city for more voting information:
New GM Appointed At Toronto’s Omni King Edward
Christophe Le Chatton has been appointed GM of Toronto’s Omni King Edward Hotel, which is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar renovation.
Le Chatton has been at the helm of luxury properties across the world, including his most recent role as GM of Cambridge, Ont.-based Langdon Hall Country House and Spa, a Relais & Châteaux property. Read more here.
Best Western announces new urban boutique hotel concept
Best Western International is launching two major new hotel development offerings – a stylish new hotel concept and a soft brand – both designed to meet growing demand for new hotel offerings in urban and primary markets. The announcement, made during the brand's 2014 North American Convention, comes as Best Western continues to see historic growth in the brand's North American and global development pipeline. Read more here